Original Pueblo Painting of an Animal Resting

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Unidentified Artist
  • Category: Paintings
  • Origin: Pueblo Indians
  • Medium: watercolor
  • Size:
    3-⅛” x 5-⅜” image;
    7-⅞” x 10-⅛” framed
  • Item # C4536G
  • Price: $650

This original watercolor painting was created by an unknown Native American artist.  It features an animal—a young donkey, perhaps, but it’s tough to say with certainty—carrying a bundle of wood on its back.  The animal is resting, tucking its legs beneath its body, preparing to resume its laborious journey. 

The artist did a fine job with this image, crafting a detailed animal and taking the time to create textured logs.  A wispy line signifies the ground upon which the animal rests, and a single tree curves gently toward the small animal.

The painting is not signed.  Santa Fe dealer Susan Tarman attributed the piece to Velino Herrera Ma Pe Wi but we cannot say with certainty whether this is accurate.  It is framed nicely, under a cream-colored mat board in a carved wood frame.


Condition: excellent condition, one small discoloration

Provenance: this Original Pueblo Painting of an Animal Resting is from the collection of a client from Arizona

Recommended Reading: Indian Painters of the Southwest: The Deep Remembering by Katherin Chase

Relative Links: Zia PuebloAwa TsirehFred KabotieNative American PaintingsMa Pe Wi, Velino Shije Herrera, Zia Pueblo Painter


Unidentified Artist
  • Category: Paintings
  • Origin: Pueblo Indians
  • Medium: watercolor
  • Size:
    3-⅛” x 5-⅜” image;
    7-⅞” x 10-⅛” framed
  • Item # C4536G
  • Price: $650

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